Michael C. May

Michael C. May

Michael C. May


Michael C. May is an aggressive litigator who has represented clients in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in civil and criminal matters. He has experience in all manner of litigation, having represented both businesses and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. May generally focuses his practice on business litigation, employment, domestic relations/family, and criminal law. He is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. May is fluent in Spanish and has assisted the Firm in numerous litigation matters where such fluency has been required

Mr. May has been recognized multiple times by his peers in the legal community as among the best attorneys in their profession. He was named as a member of “Virginia’s Legal Elite” in 2012, 2103, 2015 and 2016—a recognition bestowed by Virginia Business Magazine after seeking nominations from lawyers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mr. May has served a volunteer moot court judge during law school competitions, sharing his expertise with the next generation of Virginia lawyers. He has also been honored as a guest speaker on the issue of civil governance in coordination with non-government organizations in Mexico and Central America.


In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. May spent nine years (2007-2016) serving his home community as an elected member of the Board of County Supervisors in Prince William County, Virginia. In this capacity, he helped oversee the budget for Virginia’s second largest county of almost 450,000 residents. During his tenure in public service, Mr. May has been known as a tireless advocate for his constituents, and he brings this same passion to representing his clients, no matter how big or small their case.
Not only has Mr. May been active in elected public servant, he also serves his community in numerous voluntary capacities. He is a Board Member for the Prince William Area Free Clinic; a Member of the Lake Ridge Lions Club; a Member of the Knights of Columbus; a Member of the Bar Associations of Arlington and Prince William; and, a volunteer soccer coach. In short, when he is not in court fighting on behalf of a client, Mr. May can be found working to make his community a better place.


"Best Lawyers," by Washingtonian magazine (2015, 2013, 2011, 2004).**
"AV-Preeminent" byMartindale-Hubbell(2015). This is their highest ranking for legal ability and ethics. **
"Legal Elite," by Virginia Business magazine(2015-2006; 2003, 2002).*
""Power Player of the Year for Litigation," by SmartCEO magazine (2013).*
"Leaders in the Law," by
"Top Criminial Lawyers," by Northern Virginia magazine (2014, 2012,2010).**
Super Lawyers," by Thomson Reuters (2015-2006). *
* This award is given annually
** This award is given every two years
*** This award can only be given once